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15 Aug 2018, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2018 Prom 44: Debussy, Ravel & Boulanger

Prom 44
Prom 44: Debussy, Ravel & Boulanger
19:30 Wed 15 Aug 2018 Royal Albert Hall
This all-French programme from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra includes the Debussy’s languorously lovely Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Lili Boulanger’s powerful setting of Psalm 130, as well as Ravel’s Boléro.
This all-French programme from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra includes the Debussy’s languorously lovely Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Lili Boulanger’s powerful setting of Psalm 130, as well as Ravel’s Boléro.

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The CBSO and Ludovic Morlot mark two major centenaries in this all-French programme. In the centenary of his death, Debussy is celebrated in the languorous beauty of Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, as well as the Nocturnes with their shifting, shimmering play of musical light.

Lili Boulanger, whose death in 1918 at the age of just 24 cut short a career of extraordinary promise, is represented by her powerful setting of Psalm 130 – a musical howl of grief composed at the height of the First World War.

Ravel’s Boléro closes the evening with its hypnotic Spanish dance rhythm and swirling orchestral colours.

Image: Justina Gringytė © Paul Marc Mitchell

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